Avoid Pothole Damage This Season


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Tips from Tire Discounters Contributed by Game Day Communications 

WARREN COUNTY OHIO  -- Spring is in the air and potholes are on the roads, posing a threat to both driver safety and vehicle health. They can cause everything from flat tires and bent rims to suspension damage and alignment issues, leading to hefty repair bills. Tire Discounters, the country’s largest 100% family-owned and operated tire and service provider, is sharing ways to minimize damagebefore - and after - encountering potholes on the road, keeping drivers safe and saving them money.

Ensure Proper Tire Inflation Level

Underinflated tires may not have enough resistance to withstand the impact of hitting a pothole. Properly inflated tires can help absorb the impact of potholes and reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle.

Avoid Sharp Turns

Try to steer straight when going over potholes to minimize the risk of losing control of your vehicle.

Brake Gently, Then Not At All

If you can't avoid a pothole, gently apply the brakes before reaching it to reduce the impact. As you drive over the pothole, Tire Discounters experts say to release the brakes altogether to reduce damage to brakes and brake pads.

Avoid Puddles

Puddles on the road can sometimes conceal potholes, so try to avoid driving through them whenever possible.

Hold the Steering Wheel Firmly

When driving over a pothole make sure you have a firm grip on the steering wheel to avoid losing control of the vehicle.

After You've Hit the Pothole, What Next?

Have tires checked for sidewall damage, which can be a result of a sharp turn over a pothole. Tire Discounters has free inspections that can help. To learn more, watch the video shot by Game Day Communications interviewing Gary Haynes who is Tire Discounters' Cincinnati Market Regional Manager, on how to drive when it comes to potholes in the road ....

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